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Five killed, over 55 injured in gas cylinder blasts during wedding in Jodhpur

There was a stir due to the explosion of more than four gas cylinders during the marriage.

JODHPUR (RAJASTHAN): Four people have killed and over 55 wedding guests, including women and children, sustained injuries in a fire that broke out during a wedding in a house in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Thursday.

A big accident took place in the Bhungra village, Shergarh police station area of Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on Thursday evening due to explosion of four cylinders. So far five people have died due to scorching. Whereas, the treatment of 55 scorched people is going on in the district hospital of Jodhpur.

According to the report, Shergarh police station in-charge Devendra Singh said, “There is a Bhungra township in the Shergarh police station area, where there was a wedding ceremony of a boy in a family. During this time four cylinder blasts took place.”

According to Jodhpur Rural SP Anil Kumar, “The cylinder blasts took place due to gas leakage. 55 people were burnt, who were admitted to MBM Hospital for treatment in Jodhpur. Five people have died.”

Samatar agency ANI quoted Jodhpur District Magistrate Himanshu Gupta as saying that 60 people were reported injured, out of which 42 people were referred to MGH Hospital.

Seeing the seriousness of the incident, the Chief Minister of the state Ashok Gehlot has left for Jodhpur from Jaipur on Friday morning. CM Gehlot will reach the district hospital and meet the victims and their families.

Further information on the matter is awaited.

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